Thursday, 20 March 2008

New WIP (yes, I know, another one)

Last week, while we were traveling in the car, I started the Slippery Socks pattern. (Rav link here)

It is definitely the most time consuming of anything I have ever knit, so it's challenging me... which is good. I have spent about 6 hours on it so far, and at this rate it will be about 100 hours worth of work for a pair of socks!
I almost won't want to wear them after that....

It's really interesting seeing how the colours are coming out in each section of the sock, and I am liking the challenge, keeping my brain working is good! I'm just worried that it's going to fuzz up too much for being handled for so long... eek.

Wednesday, 12 March 2008


Kim tagged me a few days ago, but I only just remembered! ... mind you, I think I was last on her list of "who can I tag now that hasn't already done this" lol.

Firstly, here are the rules:
1. Link to your tagger and post these rules on your blog
2. Share seven facts about yourself on your blog, some random, some weird
3. Tag seven people at the end of your post by leaving their names as well as links to their blogs
4. Let them know they are tagged by leaving a comment on their blog.

So here goes...

1. I hate eggplant. I think eggplant is the worst food ever invented. It should not have the privilege of being called a vegetable! I have tried to eat it at various times, but honestly to me, it tastes like what I imagine a run over cane toad would taste like.... rubbery nasty outside, squishy, slimy inside. Even looking at it makes my stomach turn.
Have you been sick yet?? LOL

2. I played the violin for 7 years. And I haven't played it now for .... almost 10!
But I surprised myself a few months ago, and managed to pick it up and start playing again, I couldn't believe I could still read music and make my fingers do what they were supposed to do.

3. I'm mostly a loner. A lot of people confuse being a loner with someone who doesn't want to have friends, or who doesn't try/get along with people. But I do enjoy my own company quite a lot. I think that's why I spend time on the computer... I can still be myself, but without having to make so much of an effort, and still be social as well, without wondering if someone is looking at me the wrong way, or catching me pick my nose or something.

4. I enjoy being at home with my kids. I have, at this point in time, no burning desire to go back to paid work.

5. I've traveled to the very northern most point of Australia, on Cape York.... and also the most southerly point, in Tasmania. I've also been camping all over Australia with my parents, when I was younger.. I've climbed Uluru (sorry Tracy, kind of stole that one from you lol), camped in the Simpson Desert, spent Christmas camping in Tas... I've stood in SA, QLD and NT, all at the same time. Yes, it's possible!

6. I love reading, and can consume a book in a couple of days if I have the time. (which is never, now lol)

7. People's lack of respect for spelling and grammar are my pet peeve.... mistakes are glaringly obvious to me, especially in public places like advertising. I have been known to rant and annoy everyone lol. punctuation however... mine is all over the place ;)

I have no idea who to tag... someone suggest someone!

Monday, 10 March 2008

scored again! lol

I had to go away and pat and drool for a bit before I could come and take photos and update.
I totally forgot that I was expecting this package, and it was a very nice surprise!

Some 100% Alpaca laceweight yarn in the "Peacock" colourway.

And a Symmetry set in the "Cactus" colourway. I love this yarn! Can't wait to knit with both of them.

Wednesday, 5 March 2008

Lookie what I got!!

Yesterday I got a wonderful package from The Knittery.
One was a present from DH for my birthday, a set of Knit Picks Harmony sock DPNs. Yay!

And I also had some other money from my birthday to spend, so I bought some 2ply merino/nylon lace in "warm pinks" and some merino/cashmere sock yarn in the "holiday" colourway.

More pics in my Rav stash!